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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (238 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William C. Taylor Narrator: Barrett Whitener Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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Meet the innovators and upstarts who are inventing the future of business. Their unconventional ideas and groundbreaking strategies can become your business plan for the 21st century: a better way to lead, compete, and succeed.

Business as usual is a bust. In industry after industry, the old guard is cutting back and losing ground. Meanwhile, organizations that were once dismissed as upstarts, or mavericks, are making waves and growing fast. The only way to stand out from the crowd is to stand for something truly original.

That's the lesson behind the companies, executives, and entrepreneurs you'll meet in Mavericks at Work. They have devised exciting new answers to the timeless challenges facing organizations of every size and leaders in every field: how you make strategy, unleash new ideas, and connect with customers.

Their success demonstrates that:

  • Being different makes all the difference
  • The company with the smartest customers wins
  • Great leaders are insatiable learners

    Mavericks at Work will help you to think bigger, aim higher, and win more decisively. Download and start listening now!

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    Listener Opinions

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadia | 2/19/2014

      " I'm a huge fan of Fast Company, but this book felt a little too ADD to me. Which sucks, because I'm totally buying what they are selling. I feel like the first three or four paragraphs of each chapter (with a couple sprinkled through out) were right on and I could've tossed the rest. Perhaps a better featured article (or several featured articles). Still, a lot of information in this one, so if you are feeling patient -- pick up a copy. On sale. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 2/10/2014

      " I agree with everything they say in this book, but I found their thesis to be slightly vague and I wanted more details about how their suggestions can be applied to real businesses. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Grant | 2/6/2014

      " A should-read book on executive ability in managing your career. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blog on Books | 2/3/2014

      " Like a host of the new "psychosocial" business books, Mavericks at Work describes what it takes to have a breakthrough corporate success in the new millennium. The focus is not so much on the business styles of the 50's and 60's, as illustrated by the work of, say Peter Drucker, but rather it focuses on the new gestalt of branding through an intense devotion to customer service. By examining companies from the large scale of Proctor & Gamble and the World Bank, as well as new upstarts like Craigslist and ING Direct to open source communities like Wikipedia and TopCoder, authors William Taylor and Polly LaBarre take a new approach to finding out what the basis of the new energy and focus of companies who's products or services allow them to differentiate themselves and pull away from the pack. As veterans of the cutting edge business magazine Fast Company, the authors are well suited to have the inroads and knowledge in witnessing what works (and what doesn't) for the new breed of entrepreneurs or those within established enterprises trying to re-write the rules of business in the new world order. In addition, the pair operate one of the best follow-on websites we've seen featuring outtakes from the book, a blog, podcasts, interviews and information about their 'Mavericks Live' special events around the country [...:]. A must for anyone thinking about Business 2.0. - Tim Devine "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emmanuel Kajan | 1/26/2014

      " Succesful companies are Off-beat companies, yet manage talent superbly.. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sankarshan | 1/21/2014

      " Not much in terms of fresh ideas or, insights. The sample base is also selected to match the hypothesis of the book. However, good read to go through. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glen | 1/18/2014

      " I like this book both times that i have read it. It's inspiring to see what others have done to achieve success. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Fisher | 1/12/2014

      " This book has a wide array of case studies that demonstrate the principle concept. It's a good read for divergent perspective, but gets a little long in the middle and has a very abrupt conclusion and application. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony Canas | 12/15/2013

      " It pays to be different, in my case it's worked very well thus far. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 12/10/2013

      " Great case studies and examples of "out of the box thinking". "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 11/20/2013

      " Heard Made To Stick was better. Let's see. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 10/31/2013

      " Found this book at the airport waiting for a flight... and really enjoyed it... Some great research into some great success stories about the Mavericks at Work... "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carlyle | 10/9/2013

      " This was especially interesting to me because of my business experience. I enjoy reading what others have done or are doing to become better at their work. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 10/9/2013

      " This book is filled with stories of simple innovation turned incredible success. Tweak the common and you may have something unbelievable. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernalwendy | 10/2/2013

      " great, great, book on marketing strategy "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Willinsg | 6/29/2013

      " Think different, adapt or die. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 4/28/2013

      " What I took away is that if I am the CEO of a company, I should put "Grand Poo-bah" instead of my title on the card to show I'm a true Maverick and like to have fun while being serious. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Priyesh Soundararajan | 3/8/2013

      " This is one of those books that really opened my mind. Just an awesome book on innovative business models and delivery models "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimmy | 8/16/2012

      " Behind-business examination of new ways to do business, people who are reinventing ways to succeed in all fields with new emphases. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Williams | 2/3/2012

      " Very good book. His tips for running a successful business could crossover to other areas of life as well. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheree | 10/21/2011

      " I loved this book and the stories it shared of the companies who have gone out and fought to do business in their own ways. I feel privileged to work in a place that I would consider to be a Maverick. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Ellison | 9/29/2011

      " Great and very readable case studies of business thinkers who do things in their unique ways. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiersten | 9/5/2011

      " This book got me excited about going to work and how to change what I do each day. It mostly focuses on "proof" with lots of stories about mavericks, but that's good too "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosa | 5/30/2011

      " Excellent. Chock full of ideas - a book which can be an entertaining romp-through to read, but you take your time with it in order to get the most out of it. Will review more fully on the blog after some additional study time. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/28/2011

      " This book was full of great examples and stories. Loved it. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Lindstrom | 2/20/2011

      " Interesting but far from a game-changer. Basic message- differentiate yourself if you want to be successful. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/17/2011

      " I agree with everything they say in this book, but I found their thesis to be slightly vague and I wanted more details about how their suggestions can be applied to real businesses. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheree | 5/10/2010

      " I loved this book and the stories it shared of the companies who have gone out and fought to do business in their own ways. I feel privileged to work in a place that I would consider to be a Maverick. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emmanuel | 9/24/2009

      " Succesful companies are Off-beat companies, yet manage talent superbly.. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 9/6/2009

      " Great and very readable case studies of business thinkers who do things in their unique ways. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 6/13/2009

      " This book is filled with stories of simple innovation turned incredible success. Tweak the common and you may have something unbelievable. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Willinsg | 6/7/2009

      " Think different, adapt or die. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheri | 5/8/2009

      " I heard one of the authors (Polly LaBarre) speak at a conference recently. She was a good speaker so I purchased her book (and she signed it, too).

      Lots of good examples, but it would be interesting to read about mavericks who had failed. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sankarshan | 4/23/2009

      " Not much in terms of fresh ideas or, insights. The sample base is also selected to match the hypothesis of the book. However, good read to go through. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/13/2009

      " This book was full of great examples and stories. Loved it. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 11/29/2008

      " Great case studies and examples of "out of the box thinking". "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aroengbinang | 9/2/2008

      " It's an eye opener for professionals as well as business owners. Highly recommended for those who like to think beyond walls, to find the best ideas and solutions from all over the world. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carlyle | 8/9/2008

      " This was especially interesting to me because of my business experience. I enjoy reading what others have done or are doing to become better at their work. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiersten | 6/3/2008

      " This book got me excited about going to work and how to change what I do each day. It mostly focuses on "proof" with lots of stories about mavericks, but that's good too "

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    About the Author

    Bill Taylor is a writer, a speaker, entrepreneur, cofounder and founding editor of Fast Company. His previous book, Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and was named a “Business Book of the Year” by The Economist and the Financial Times. Bill wrote a regular business column for the New York Times as well as a monthly column for London’s Guardian newspaper. He now writes a popular management blog for Harvard Business Review. A graduate of Princeton University and the MIT Sloan School of Management, Bill lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.

    About the Narrator

    Barrett Whitener has been narrating audiobooks since 1992. His recordings have won several awards, including the prestigious Audie and seven Earphones Awards. AudioFile magazine has named him one of the Best Voices of the Century. He lives in Washington, DC.